Palin Discusses Bloggers, Mockery

Former GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin sat down for an interview with Esquire magazine, a portion of which is now online.

"Bored, anonymous, pathetic bloggers who lie annoy me," Palin told the magazine. She then went on to discuss a traditional news outlet, the Anchorage Daily News.

"I'll tell you, yesterday the Anchorage Daily News, they called again to ask — double-, triple-, quadruple-check — who is Trig's real mom," Palin said. "And I said, Come on, are you kidding me? We're gonna answer this? Do you not believe me or my doctor? And they said, No, it's been quite cryptic the way that my son's birth has been discussed. And I thought, Okay, more indication of continued problems in the world of journalism."

Speaking of the Daily News, they yesterday posted an email exchange between Palin and the newspaper that serves as a public response to Palin's complaints about its coverage. It's impossible to summarize here, so I'd encourage you to click over; Palin writes that "You're stripping me of even a shred of faith in your reporting if any of the recent aforementioned strange and untrue reports were taken seriously by the ADN."

Back to Esquire, where Palin addressed mockery of her comment that one can see Russia from Alaska.

"You have to let it go," she said. "Even hard news sources, credible news sources — the comment about, you can see Russia from Alaska. You can! You can see Russia from Alaska. Something like that — a factual statement that was taken out of context and mocked — what you have to do is let that go."

Palin also repeated her complaint that she did not have enough autonomy during the campaign.

"If I were giving advice to myself back on the day my candidacy was announced, I'd say, Tell the campaign that you'll be callin' some of the shots," she said. "Don't just assume that they know you well enough to make all your decisions for ya. Let them know that you're the CEO of a state, you're forty-four years old, you've got a lot of great life experience that can be put to good use as a candidate."